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Desperately in need of some liberal arts matches and safeties

vekhnavekhna 0 replies1 threads New Member
I am a white guy, low-income HS student living in Colorado. Neither of my parents graduated a four-year college program, so I am also first-generation.

I am desperately in need of some matches and safeties. However, my college choices are highly constrained by financial aid available from the institution. I completed my FAFSA and the CSS profile for colleges I have applied to.

My unweighted GPA is 3.83. I've only taken one honors course and another AP course, however I battle waves of depression and anxiety. I am certain that without these constraints, I could've managed a very rigorous courseload in HS.

My SAT is 1260 (700 writing, 560 math). Given another opportunity to take the SAT I am confident I could've scored better.

I need some safeties and matches because my current college list is composed of almost all reaches. My high school counselors have given me little to no help in the process and I've been lost.

Applied to reaches:

Reed (Early Action), Whitman, Skidmore, Wesleyan, Denison

CU Boulder, University of Denver

Safeties: NONE

Can you give me any ideas on where I can apply? I am running out of time very quickly. I look towards the direction of liberal arts, however I don't quite know what I want to study.

Thank you for your help.
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